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26 November 2015 - 21 January 2016
Dominique Edwards (b.1980, Kimberley) holds a Masters in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art (2012), a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Cape Town (2003) and a Bachelor in Fine Art from the University of Stellenbosch (2002). Edwards lectures and continues to work with a broad spectrum of students at various FET and tertiary institutions in Cape Town. She has taken part in numerous group shows locally and internationally and has had two solo exhibitions at Commune.1 and will have another in February 2017. Edwards currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.
Rory Emmett (b.1992, Cape Town) completed his BAFA at Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) in 2014. He majored in painting and was awarded the Judy Steinberg Painting Prize and the Director and Staff Special Prize in his final year. Emmett was also the 2014 recipient of the Hoosein Mohamed Award. His work now forms part of one of UCT’s permanent collections, at the CCA (Centre for Curating the Archive). He has completed a number of public and private commissions and has participated in a number of group shows and prestigious art competitions. Emmett was recently announced as a top 100 finalists for the SPI Portrait Award 2015 as well as a Sasol New Signatures Merit Award winner for 2015. Emmett lives and works in Cape Town.
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Susan Greenspan’s practice is concerned largely with digital technology. With origins in printmaking, she has turned to Photoshop to create, manipulate and process her digital prints. Her work has been exhibited widely in the United States, including her solo exhibition ‘No Brakes, No Steering, Have a Great Day,’ at the Vespine Gallery, Chicago (2005). Group exhibitions include ‘Soup’ at the NOVA gallery, Chicago (2006); ‘At the Cellular Level’ at the Brandt Gallery, Cleveland (2008); ‘COMVIDEO’ at apexart, New York (2010) and ‘Examining Process: MAM Faculty’ at the Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey (2013). In 2014 her solo exhibition ‘New Work’ showed at the Oresman Gallery Massachusetts. Most recently her work has toured South Africa in the group exhibition ‘Think of Number 6’ at Point of Order, Johannesburg and GUS Gallery, Stellenbosch (2015). She currently lives and works in the United States and South Africa.
Bonolo Illinois Kavula (b.Kimberley) obtained a BFA from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2014. She was included in the AVA group exhibition ‘Greatest Hits 2014’ featuring artwork selected from Michaelis School of Fine Art, Ruth Prowse School of Art and Stellenbosch University graduate exhibitions. Kavula’s video work ‘You must be exhausted’ was also a finalist in the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition established by the Association of Arts Pretoria in 2014. Most recently her work was included in the AVA booth at the 2015 Cape Town Art Fair and the group show ‘Load Shedding’ at Commune.1 (2015). She currently lives and works in Cape Town.
Olivié Keck (b.1989, Cape Town) received a BFA in Printmaking from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town in 2011 and has since shown in numerous group exhibitions in Cape Town including, ‘Fissure’ (2013) and ‘Load Shedding’ (2015) at Commune.1, ‘Museum Quality’ at 39 Commercial Str (2015) and ‘Proposal’, JNR, Cape Town (2015). Her first solo show, ‘False Priest’ (2014) will be followed by another at Commune.1 in August 2016. She has recently been granted The AIR Residency at the Kala Art Institute, Berkeley. Keck currently lives and works as an artist in Cape Town.
Namsa Leuba was born in 1982 to a Guinean mother and a Swiss father. During the past 5 years her research has focused on African identity through Western eyes. She graduated with a Masters in Art Direction at the University of Art and Design in Lausanne. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, including I_D, Numero, KALEIDOSCOPE, Foam, Interview, Vice Magazine, New York Magazine, GUP, Libération, British Journal of Photography and European Photograph. In 2010, Leuba was awarded the first prize for the photography festival Planche(s) Contact of Deauville, Switzerland and in 2012 during the Fashion and Photography Festival in Hyéres she was awarded the PhotoGlobal prize, allowing her to spend a year in NYC.
She was one of the winners of the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Festival: Emerging Photographers in United States in 2013.
Recent exhibitions include Saatchi Gallery, London (2015), Photo Quai - Quai Branly Museum, Paris (2015), Tokyo International Photography Festival (2015), the Lagos Photo Festival, Nigeria (2014), Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Canada (2014), Daegu Photo Biennale, South Korea (2014), and Fotofestival’s main exhibition ‘Haute Africa’, alongside Martin Parr, Viviane Sassen, Wangechi Mutu. Selected upcoming exhibitions are ‘Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design’, ‘Vitra’ at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Spain) in 2015 and ‘Lumière d’Afrique’ at the Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (2015).
Troy Makaza (b.1994, Harare, Zimbabwe) graduated from National Gallery Visual Art Studio in 2014. His group shows include ‘Harare No Limits’ during the Harare International Festival of the Arts and First Floor Gallery Harare in 2015, ‘Kuyaruka – Age of Accountability’ at First Floor Gallery Harare (2015) and ‘Green Shoots’ at the National Gallery of Zimbabwein 2014. Makaza lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Zohra Opoku (Germany/Ghana) holds an MA (2003) in Fashion from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Opoku's residencies include Art OMI, Ghent, New York (2012), Jan van Eyck Institute in 2014 and Sacatar, Britain in 2016. She was recently awarded a fellowship by the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California (2015). She has been included in the touring group exhibition ‘Making Africa’ (2015-20) curated by Amelie Klein & Okwui Enwezor. Recent exhibitions include ‘Material Effects’ curated by Yesomi Umolu at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan and ‘Designing Futures’ curated by Christina de Middel at the LagosPhoto Festival 2015.
Siwa Mgoboza (b.1993) is currently completing his final year in a BA Fine Art, majoring in Painting, at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT. Having been raised abroad for most of his life, Mgoboza’s work deals with the exploration of the globalized African sense of self, a Western upbringing and the liminal space where these identities exist. The work examines the construction of identity and tangled relationship between Africa and the West and their respective histories. Mgoboza describes himself as a ‘post-colonial’ hybrid, questioning the meaning of culture and national definitions. He currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.
Born in 1990, Simphiwe Ndzube lives and works in Cape Town where he is currently completing a BAFA at the UCT Michaelis School of Fine Arts. He was a recipient of the Cecil Skotnes Award from Michaelis (2013) and has participated in several group exhibitions, including the ‘Peter Clarke and Friends’ exhibit at the Frank Joubert Art Centre (2010); the Vuleka Art Competition at the Art B Gallery (2010); ‘Emergence’ at Ebony (2014) and ‘Pooling our Secrets’, SMAC Art Gallery, Stellenbosch (2015). His work has also been shown twice at the Iziko National Gallery Annex in the exhibitions ‘Rights of a Child’ (2009) and ‘See, Create’ (2010), exhibited alongside artworks auctioned at the Stephen Welz & Co. in Johannesburg (2013), which were subsequently featured at the Newcastle Arts Festival curated by Nonkule Mabaso in Durban and Malawi (2014). Ndzube has participated in Kasi-2-kasi Public Arts Festival, ‘Remaking Place’, Gordon Institute for Centre and Creative Arts, Cape Town, and ‘Re-visiting Sites’, curated by Khanyisile Mbongwa at The Hostel in (2014). In 2015, he was one of the top ten finalists for the Barclays L’Atelier competition, exhibited at the Absa Gallery in Johannesburg, and he has work included in the Rupert Museum Imibala trust collection.
Thabo Pitso (b.1982, Mabopane) studied Fine Art at Tshwane University of Technology and received a B-Tech degree in 2010. Utilizing assemblages of found objects to construct sculptural installations, his work deconstructs the social and personal meanings of objects and explores the way people establish sentimental relationships with mass produced products. Working in a variety of other mediums including film, photography, and drawing, Pitso examines different forms of propaganda and how we are affected by social conditioning. He does this by juxtaposing images and objects that relate both functionally and dysfunctionally to each other. Pitso has been featured in a number of group exhibitions including ‘Ifalethu’ shown at the Pretoria Art Museum, Johannesburg Art Gallery and Springs Art Gallery from 2007 to 2008. Pitso was selected as a finalist for the 2010 Absa L’Atelier award and featured in the L’Atelier finalists exhibition. In 2014 he took part in a group show at Gallery on 6th and was shown by Fried Contemporary at the 2015 Cape Town Art Fair. He also won the Future Found Award to aid young designers at the 2015 Guild Design Fair. His work resides in both national and international art collections.
David Southwood is an established photographer and has exhibited extensively locally and abroad. Solo exhibitions include ‘Memory Card Sea Power’ at the KZNSA Gallery and SA Wolff Architects, Cape Town (2015); ‘Stowaways’ and N1’at University of the South, Tennessee in the USA (2014); ‘N1’ at Whatiftheworld in 2012 and the Goethe Institute in 2011. Recent group exhibitions include ‘The Other Camera’ at the Origins Centre, WITS University, the Centre for African Studies, UCT in 2015 and the University of Michigan, Institute for Humanities in 2014; ‘AFRICA: ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE AND IDENTITY’, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (2015); ‘Terminal’, Gordon Institute for Performing Arts at the University of Cape Town (2014); ‘US’, Johannesburg Art Gallery and Iziko South African National Gallery, curated by Bettina Malcolmess and Simon Njami (2010); ‘The Lie of the Land: Representations of the South African Landscape, Iziko South African National Gallery in 2011 and ‘1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective’ South African National Gallery (2011). In 2009 he embarked on a residency in Gyeonggi Creation Centre, South Korea. In the same year he was invited by Casa Africa to spend time in the Canary Islands and in 2007 PRO HELVETIA invited him to Basel. Southwood’s photographs are in the collections of the South African National Gallery, The Finnish Museum of Photography, The Christoph Merian Stiftung, the Goethe-Institut, the Spier Art Collection, the Constitutional Court of South Africa and private collections in South Africa and abroad. Southwood lives and work in Cape Town.
Lauren Webber was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1984. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 with a BFA in photography. She now works with mixed media and collage to explore themes of feminism, anti-imperialism and, most recently, the role of Christianity in post-colonial Zimbabwe (where she has lived since 2014). Her 2012 solo exhibition ‘Everything is fine’ was shown at the RISD’s Red Eye Gallery. Group exhibitions include ‘Photography Triennial’ at the Woods Gerry Gallery, RISD (2011); ‘This is Documentary’ at the Red Eye Gallery, RISD (2012); ‘RAW’ at Venue, Boston (2014) and ‘Motherland/Otherland' at First Floor Gallery, Harare (2015). Webber currently lives and works in Harare.
'Only Remembered' (2015)
Frame, digital photo frame, USB
Time loop 01:27
16 x 22.5cm
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
'Sixteen Twenty-Four' (2014)
Archival inkjet print
12.5 x 17.75cm
30.5 x 35cm (framed)
'Small and Alone' (2010)
Archival inkjet print
7.5 x 5cm
27.5 x 23.5cm (framed)
'I Ain't Trippin' On What Could Have Been' (2015)
Glazed stoneware ceramic with silver lustre
51.5 x 31 x 26cm